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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

“Eye of Newt, and toe of frog”

Those familiar with the Shakespearean play Macbeth know that the play begins when Macbeth stumbles upon a coven of three witches on his way home from victorious battle. The witches, with an incantation that includes potion ingredients such as “eye of newt and toe of frog,” share with Macbeth the prophecy that he will become a nobleman, and one day be king. This prophecy sets into motion a self-serving ambition that corrupts Macbeth, and ends in the ruination of his family, harm to his country, death to his friend, and the destruction of his future.

            What is happening in Washington DC, our state capital, is a parallel plot...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Non-Violent Revolution Everyone is Looking For

There is a lot of emotion about the recent healthcare legislation and how it came to pass. Those who voted for it are claiming that those who voted against it are inciting violence against them. Some are claiming that they have been targeted by threats because of their vote. The day of the vote there were claims that epithets were yelled at them. Emotions are powerful, but they are not the way to make significant and lasting change. For change to be meaningful, it must make sense both logically and emotionally. In other words, you should be able to examine the change, think it through, and that it also "feels right". Violence breeds violence and does not solve the issue because it is rooted in emotion.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A More Perfect Process

We have all been so frequently burned by lying, opportunistic, hypocritical representatives that I understand the tentativeness surrounding and accepting a new process and believing it will improve our situation. On one hand, we won't get any significantly improved results by continuing to use the same processes. I believe it was Albert Einstein who said that continuing to do the same thing and expect different results is a form of insanity. That describes our election process. We must create a new process to find, select, elect and hold accountable our representatives. This new process must focus on getting highly qualified citizen representatives into office to replace the career politicians who have taken control of our government. The term "public servant" has become oxymoronically opposite of what it is supposed to be. They act like our masters and then refer to themselves in false humility as our servants.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Prescription for Cynicism

The average American has grown very cynical about the potential for government to be the solution for anything. Regardless of your particular political leanings, at this point in the history of our country, many of us are finding that we have become jaded toward believing that our "leaders" have our best interests in mind. The men who drafted our nation's Constitution believed in the fallibility of human nature which is why they created a rather intricate web of checks and balances that were intended to provide counterbalance tension to political ambition. Over the past 2 centuries, some of these checks and balances have been eliminated (e.g. 17th amendment) and some of them have been ignored (e.g. judicial activism following clear election results), but the greatest failing of our grand experiment has been the ignorance and apathy of the electorate.

Many nations have modeled their national constitution after ours and yet nations that have only recently gained their freedom, like Iraq and Iran, have much higher voter turnout than the United States. We have taken our freedoms and rights for granted and that is a sure way to lose them. If you are feeling jaded and cynical, then you most likely have experienced hope that a candidate, party or initiative would make a significant difference in our national political experience only to find that they ultimately disappoint. Voter's remorse is all too common an experience these days. In looking for solutions we need to look beyond the marketing and hype and analyze how the solution intends to fulfill its promises.

Welcome to Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH). GOOOH is a process that identifies areas that are sources of corruption and eliminates those from the system.

Introducing GOOOH: The viability of returning control of the US Government back to We The People

I am very excited about firing up this blog, a place that I hope will become a hotbed for the fantastic exchange of ideas bubbling up from American Patriots across the USA.

In order to inspire truly productive commentary and debate, we must begin with an agreed-upon resolution and a set of common values, a paradigm from which we will all be working.

So to begin this blog I will start with the GOOOH Mission Statement: the objective of ending the reign of elitist career politicians and return America to a truly representative republic.

GOOOH stands for 'Get Out of Our House' and is pronounced like the word 'go'. It is a NON-PARTISAN plan to evict the 435 career politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with everyday Americans just like you.
If you are tired of career politicians, GOOOH is for you. If you believe money has corrupted Washington, GOOOH is for you. If you believe politicians have too much power, GOOOH is for you. If you are weary of the death grip the two parties have on our government, and are ready to return control of our government to the people, then GOOOH is for you.